Reducing firmware loading timeout

christophe.jarry at christophe.jarry at
Wed Jan 9 09:01:12 UTC 2013

Because linux-libre intends to remove every binary blob from the
vanilla version of the kernel linux, it is senseless to have to wait
for the firmware to load. By default, the firmware loading timeout is
60 seconds, this is a serious time penalty during boot. In order to
boot faster, it is possible to change the value of the variable
loading_timeout from the kernel file drivers/base/firmware_class.c to
something lower than 60, say 5:

    static int loading_timeout = 60;        /* In seconds */


    static int loading_timeout = 5;        /* In seconds */

Hope it helps.


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